If You Teach Diverse Kids, You Need This Book
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond, 192 pages, Corwin, November 2014 This article contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you click these and make a purchase from Amazon, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Feb 24 2:15AM Cult of Pedagogy

Have we reached a tipping point in teaching science and engineering online?
This post lists several new developments in delivering science and engineering online. These developments join a list of other efforts that are listed below in the reference section that suggest we may be reaching a tipping point in teaching science and engineering online.
Feb 24 2:06AM Tony Bates

Do our brains use the same kind of deep-learning algorithms used in AI?
Deep-learning researchers have found that certain neurons in the brain have shape and electrical properties that appear to be well-suited for deep learning the kind of machine-intelligence used in beating humans at Go and Chess. Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR) Fellow Blake Richards and his colleagues Jordan Guerguiev at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, and Timothy Lillicrap at Google DeepMind developed an algorithm that simulates how a deep-learning network could work in our brains.
Feb 23 11:00PM KurzweilAI

Opinion
No intellectual characteristic is too ineffable for assessment. Some schools use lengthy surveys like the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory, which claims to test for qualities like truthseeking and analyticity.
Feb 23 6:37PM The Misguided Drive to Measure 'Learning Outcomes'

Cybersecurity Style Guide helps you write like a hacker
Unpickling, BeEF hooking, hamburger button, and sticky cookies may sound like the latest items on a hipster hangout menu to join $12 avocado toast, but they're actually all terms that appear in the first major style guide edited by linguists for hackers. The Bishop Fox Cybersecurity Style Guide, published last week, was developed over the last year and a half to fill a vacuum, says its lead editor, Brianne Hughes.
Feb 23 4:35PM The Parallax

Learning Investment and Hours Are on the Rise
Compared to last year, ATD's 2017 State of the Industry report shows gains in learning expenditure and learning hours used. Organizations continued to make healthy investments in employee learning in 2016, according to the Association for Talent Development.
Feb 23 3:51PM Main

The Top 20 Learning Management Systems Based on User Experience Infographic
Educational Technology Infographics The Top Learning Management Systems Based on User Experience list has been created using a holistic approach and is based on input from actual LMS users. The order of appearance depends on System Usability Score, Perceived Usefulness & Net Promoter Score.
Feb 23 3:00PM e-Learning Infographics

Let learners take control
Lee Elliot Major and Steve Higgins Techniques such as metacognition and self-regulation are levers that speed up students' learning, say Lee Elliot Major and Steve Higgins Some teachers were baffled by the technical sounding terms metacognition and self-regulation when we first presented the Teaching and Learning Toolkit seven years ago. For those who may still be a little hazy on the exact details: metacognition simply means thinking about thinking or consciously directing your own thinking.
Feb 23 1:52PM Tes

5 Strategies to Manage Change In a Digital Workplace
While the digital workplace is here to stay, change continues all around us. The changes companies must manage and adapt to in a digital workplace are impacted by many internal and external factors including technology, budgets, business model, politics, location, processes, leadership, legal and tax barriers.
Feb 23 1:47PM CMSWire.com

Three Educators Talk About How They Battle and Overcome Self-Doubt
Jon Harper and Mandy Froehlich with Peter DeWitt Select the text